Qoo Cafe

Where did I eat?

Qoo Cafe at 7994 Granville Street in Vancouver.

What do they specialize in?

Hong Kong style cafe with Western style meat dishes, Chinese dishes, bubble tea etc.

What did I order?

I was invited here by Chinese Bites to sample a selection of Qoo Cafe’s menu.

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Mango Green Tea with Pearls

  • This was a good standard bubble tea. Nothing exceptional, but done right and it had a good level for sweetness.
  • I was happy I had something sweet and refreshing to drink to balance out all the meat to come.

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Toast with black truffle and goose liver

  • Upon first glace this toast didn’t look impressive, but it was surprisingly very tasty
  • The bread was buttery and lightly toasted
  • Both the liver and black truffle toasts were rich and flavourful

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Fried Lobster and Rice Cakes

  • You don’t normally think of ordering lobster when you are at a Hong Kong style cafe, but this was a surprising treat.
  • The lobster tasted good and was covered in green onions, garlic, and chilis.
  • I really liked the rice cakes mixed in with the lobster.

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Garlic Lemon Mussels

  • The one mussel I had was kind of stuck to the bottom of the shell, which turned me off and made me not enjoy this dish. I wouldn’t get it again.

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Meat Platter

  • The mix and match special plates normally come with your choice of meat, but Qoo gave us a sampling of all the meat to try.
  • On the whole all of the meat was well executed and cooked perfectly. The quality is definitely better than your average Hong Kong style cafe.
  • My favourites included the rack of lamb, the honey garlic short ribs, and the pan fried pork chop.
  • I think the chicken may have been undercooked, which freaked me out so I didn’t try that one.

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Pork Katsu and Fried Fish

  • Both of these items were perfectly fried. They were crispy, had a good amount of batter, but not overly greasy.
  • The tartare sauce for the fish was good. The katsu would be better if it came with a sauce, but we had several sauces at the table that we just used.

Disclosure: I did not pay for my meal

Final Thoughts?

Qoo Cafe offers more upscale items than your average Hong Kong style cafe and has good meat and lobster dishes, but at a higher price.

Qoo Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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